Most non-dealer mechanics can perform a logbook service of your new car without voiding the warranty
02 Jun 2021

Dealer Vs Non-Dealer Car Servicing

Only an authorised service outlet can perform logbook servicing, right? Wrong. We explore the age-old dealer vs non-dealer servicing debate.

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10 May 2021

How to check your tyres are safe

Most Australians don’t know when to replace their car tyres or why tyre tread depth is so important. Here’s everything you need to know.

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05 May 2021

How to buy a car on finance

Practical Motoring investigate how to buy a car on finance, do you buy outright; take out a bank loan, novated lease, or a balloon payment lease?

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How to attach a snatch strap
01 May 2021

How to use a snatch strap

If you drive off-road, sooner or later you’ll either need recovering or need to recover someone. Here’s how to use a snatch strap correctly and safely.

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17 Mar 2021

When and how to use the different lights in your car

Fog lights, headlights, highbeams, daytime running lights and hazard lights…there are more than a few different lights in your car and here’s when and how you should use them. We recently wrote about when and how to use your fog lights but that’s not the only light on your car

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04 Mar 2021

Buying or selling a secondhand child car restraint

It makes sense to recycle children’s clothing and there’s big business in selling used cars… Here’s what you need to know when buying a used child car restraint.

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03 Mar 2021

What lights to use when driving in fog or hazardous conditions

Conditions turn bad as fog covers the road and you can’t see anywhere near as much as you could just moments ago – what lights do you turn on and what do you do? When you’re driving in fog there are two problems that arise: one, you can’t see as

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18 Feb 2021

What to do when a tyre blows out

Those four wheels on the road are the crucial connection that keeps you safe when moving. Of course, despite being so dearly important, most people never think about what to do if one were to blow… A lot of drivers talk about what to do if a kangaroo jumps out

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15 Feb 2021

The best V8 four-wheel drives on sale

There are plenty of options when looking for a 4WD, but only some four-wheel drives offer up V8 power. With the launch party for Toyota’s new LandCruiser 300 Series approaching, we’ve been pondering what the smaller engine replacement will be like. Not that we can fully confirm, but it seems

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2019 BMW M850i Review
13 Feb 2021

What is power (kW) and torque (Nm)?

How many times have you read the word horsepower and had almost no idea what it actually means? We explain the difference between power and torque.

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2019 Jeep Wrangler Review
28 Jan 2021

How does a sway bar disconnect help off-road?

We know that a sway bar is there to help reduce body roll, so, why would you want to disconnect a sway bar?

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25 Jan 2021

The difference when choosing an SUV vs 4WD

Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a

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25 Jan 2021

How to clean the worst mold and smells from a car

The state of this car is disgusting, and the amount of effort required to clean it is extensive, but it is possible to make this toxic bimmer safe again. Sightly mold inside cars is not common and what we have here is an exceptionally ruined BMW 5 Series thanks to

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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30 Nov 2020

Automotive aerodynamics explained

Car makers spend a fortune on making their cars slipperier, whether it’s to make them more fuel efficient or faster, or both… here’s how to be an instant expert on automotive aerodynamics.

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